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Sheriff: 2 killed in North Carolina home invasion

Sep. 22, 2021 10:38 AM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Two people were fatally shot in a home invasion early Wednesday, a North Carolina sheriff’s office said. The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office said deputies responding to a report of a home invasion and shooting at a Fayetteville home...

North Carolina Sen. Clark won't seek reelection next year

Sep. 21, 2021 15:50 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Democratic state Sen. Ben Clark won't seek reelection next year, saying that serving a decade is “probably enough time” in the legislature. Clark, who represents all of Hoke County and part of Cumberland County, said he'll finish...

Ex-officer behind infamous 1970 slayings ends release appeal

Sep. 17, 2021 14:54 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A former Army doctor convicted for the infamous 1970 murders of his pregnant wife and two young daughters on a North Carolina base has ended his appeal of a lower court ruling that denied his requested release. An attorney for Jeffrey MacDonald said...

N. Carolina man charged after 17-month-old left in hot car

Sep. 15, 2021 14:01 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Charges have been filed against a North Carolina man after his 17-month-old child was left inside a car outside his home, police said Wednesday. The Fayetteville Police Department says officers were dispatched to a home on Sept, 5 in response...

Company probes whether procedures were followed after deaths

Sep. 14, 2021 10:46 AM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — An eastern North Carolina industrial operation said it is investigating whether safety procedures were followed after an accident that killed two workers over the weekend. Two Valley Proteins workers were found unresponsive Sunday afternoon at...

George Floyd fund has awarded over $50,000 in scholarships

Sep. 13, 2021 17:12 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A fund set up to honor George Floyd and raise awareness about racial injustice said Monday that it has awarded more than $50,000 in scholarships since it was created. The George Floyd Memorial Foundation said it has recently given scholarships...

Authorities: 2 workers at eastern North Carolina plant die

Sep. 12, 2021 17:56 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Two employees at an eastern North Carolina industrial operation died at the site on Sunday, authorities said. Sheriff's detectives were investigating what happened. Cumberland County deputies arrived Sunday afternoon at the Valley Proteins...

Ex-Army captain pleads guilty to aiding wife's Army business

Sep. 09, 2021 11:05 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A former Army captain has pleaded guilty to charges that he helped his wife’s business with military contracts, federal authorities said. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina said in a news release that John...

The Latest: N. Carolina has 170 clusters in schools, centers

Sep. 07, 2021 18:09 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina health officials on Tuesday released a report showing 170 ongoing COVID-19 clusters in K-12 schools or child care settings. While the state Department of Health and Human Services said it does not have data on the number of pupils...

State finds Chemours out of compliance with GenX air permit

Aug. 28, 2021 18:38 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina environmental regulators announced this week that a plant that for years discharged so-called “forever chemicals” into the air and water is not currently in compliance with its air permit. In its letter to Chemours, the...